Overnight Oats: Peanut Butter and Jelly

This is our second version of Overnight Oats that I made just last night. If you are light us, you may be experiencing a lack of eggs, milk, and bread. I usually make my husband breakfast sandwiches every morning, but it can’t be helped. I’ve found overnight oats to be a nice and easy alternative. I mix it all together at night, and in the morning, we have a meal. This is a take on PB&J, but it utilizes raisins instead of jelly. It makes the oats have varying texture which means we’ll be able to eat more before getting bored. Feel free to adjust to your taste!

  1. In a seal-able container, add 2 cups of oats, 1 cup of raisins, 2/3 cup peanut butter, 2 Tbsp honey, and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add 2 cups of water, stir until even. Adjust to taste.
  2. Refrigerate overnight. Serve as is. Recipe make 6-8 servings

No Bake Cookies

If you are running out of project and you want to do something fun with your child, this is a great treat to make before Easter. It doesn’t take much effort and the only mistake you could make is burning the chocolate powder, so just stir continuously. If you cannot have peanut butter, you can also use almond butter, or cookie butter, or you could just exclude the peanut butter, but your cookies will be a little looser.

  1. In a sauce pan, mix 1/2 cup milk, 3 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 cups sugar, and 1/2 cup (1/2 stick) of butter. Heat until everything is evenly mixed and hot.
  2. Once hot, remove from heat and mix in 1 tsp vanilla, 3 cups of oatmeal, and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Once mixed, line a cookie sheet with wax paper and dollop out cookies. Let cool for 15 minutes before eating. Makes about 20 cookies.

Peanut Butter And Honey Sandwich

Honey is a great alternative to jelly in this classic sandwich if like me you’ve run out of jelly. I hope to make my own jelly this summer to prevent this from happening again, however I’ve found honey to be a great substitution for jelly. Honey and jelly and very similar in flavor, so honey provides the sweet that compliments the peanut butter. Honey is heavier than jelly, so it makes the sandwich denser and stickier. You should only used about 1-2 Tbsp honey per sandwich. The bread absorbs a lot of the honey, but this prevents runoff.